Project 3 – Art[Live] ESCAPADE



You are to design a combine space; a workplace where the end-user can work and live under the same roof, with considerations on how to fit it all in and yet achieved good comfort. This task shall give an idea how to cope with small spaces; living in a small space means to focus on good organization as well as design. The most important things to keep in mind are the functional needs, communal needs, personal needs, and privacy needs. Different combination of living are known by creating different plans of the space and using your creative mind to create multi functional furniture.

The space given will be a two-20-footer shipping containers where you can configure the
layout according to the site. The location of the project is in located in between the Royal
Belum state park that you have identified earlier [location and its surroundings] to determine exactly how your ‘escapade living’ is placed. There are also some issues like how to survive and daily activities that need to be address before we can start with the design.


The units will design on the ground/cantilever/attachment using lightweight materials for private use as:
Double Occupancy; Temporary home & working spaces; A specific user/profession &
determine his/hers of their environment: profession & environment
* You are allowed to utilize the “in-between spaces” of the containers as well as being part of the whole design ideas.

This is my final project for this semester!!!!!!!YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After i getting know about my artist – Nick Veasey and designed a portable casing for him, I need to design a container house in 1:25 scale with using only 2 containers so he can travel to there  whenever he want to escape from the hustle and bustle city life.

The container house that I designed is located in Tasik Temenggor in Royal Belum Rainforest, Perak. I choose a area which is on the lake and beside an island because he can enjoy the beauty of the oldest rainforest in Malaysia and at the same time, he can swim in the lake.Its such a enjoy trip for him whenever he go there.

In this design, I choose to overlap the 2 containers at one of the end so it can perform the “L-shaped” from the top. I designed this house with a very minimalist design same as his art works which are very minimalist and simple. The colour scheme that i used in this house grey-wish blue or blue , dark shade of brown and wood colour as the contrast for my design.

The silent pin-up “crit” fr my progress when I’m doing this project:


As you can see from the pictures slide show below, my living room/bedroom can be rotate which is playing a role as a contrast element in my design. Its made from 2 pieces of circular planes which are the ceiling and the floor for that area make a contrast for this whole design because that’s the only area using organic shape to build.

Last but not least, I called my designed container house – INSIDE OUT.  Why? Because you can’t judge the book by its cover, same thing to this design. The main contrast thing or in the other  way to say it, “the inner beauty” of my design is not on the exterior but its in my design.

The very first presentation board of INSIDE OUT:

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The new version of INSIDE OUT presentation board:

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Project 2 – Inter[Active] Artist Essential


If the greatest naturalists and expedition leaders had not kept meticulous logs (travel journal,captured pictures, materials collection) of their adventures, their stories have would never beentold. A portable casing that can keep the writer’s essential supplies organized & securedwhile on the move give an extra mile of the writer’s journey experience.
As for the artists, that you have research on may have many of their own basic and/or unique tools, medias and other supplies as part of their artwork’s essentials. By identifying these tools & items will give an advantage in designing the artist essential casing that is also portable, easy to bring along anywhere to their desire places. The casing design may looks normal and ordinary as per existed casing have in the market.
However, for this project, it will be a custom design special made for the selected artist only and have its multiple functions and aesthetic value transform from the artist’s keywords derived from their artwork collections (done in the previous project 1). It will be a unique design owned ONLY by you!

Using different mechanisms to expand the portable casing from concealed to opened :
Sliding open; rotate; swivel;folding; rolling; assembling;inflation; modular; etc…

1. Able to preliminary defined the design elements from the keywords subtracted from the previous project onto the design proposed.
2. Able to understand & apply the multi function mechanism onto the small object design.



Listing all the tools, art media and other supplies as an inventory of
the artist’s essentials.
As per picture above, you may do the list in visual method; pictures,
sketches and identify their name and sizes.
Be SMART & CREATIVE the way you do the inventories!!


Do research on the possibilities of designing the portable casing;
select few of examples as your case studies.
The study is mainly to identify of the workable mechanism to achieve
of functional operable for your portable casing design to expand
open and to close to its original shape.


With the aid of many sketches and few of study models, you are to
propose several ideas of the portable casing design that custom
made for your artist.
Must apply AT LEAST min three (3) different mechanism in the design.

This is my second project for this semester and its continue the previous assignment as I need to design a portable bag for my artist – Nick Veasey.

This project is to design a compact portable bag design fro my artist to put in his essentials.

I have listed down the tools in visual method that he will bring when he is travelling. The list is as below :

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There have 15 type of tools that he will bring.

Then, I have design a bag for him which is using the wheel method and using 3 keywords from my first project into my second project which is MONOTONE , TRANSLUCENT and CONTRAST.

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The first design of the bag.

After the first pin-up ‘crit’ with my lecturer, I decided to minimize the tools list to become more compact or the mini version for every tools. After that, I re-design my portable design to more smaller version with many compact mechanism which is rotate , slide , rolling and etc with modular concept in it. New Doc 2018-07-21_2New Doc 2018-07-21_1

After the second tutorial for this project, I have design this bag by adding some new mechanism which is expanding. This bag design don’t have a fixed size for it but its design depend on the size of the tools.

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Final Outcome :

This is my final outcome for my second project which is the portable casing for Nick Veasey.



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Project 1 – KNOW[ing] the Artist


Inspiration is an influence by perception and knowledge of contextual relationships and hence requisite translation into a process of design. In this project the selected artist given will be the inspiration subject in the design requirement. The research input gain from the artist’s works will generate stimulation and instill the ideas into a form that requires a certain abstract comprehension of different phenomena. In this particular project, it is an in-depth exercise to gain intensive knowledge of the selected contemporary artists in worldwide. The artists themselves went into basic inspiration ideas to renowned appealing exquisite art works, which highly valued locally and/or internationally.


The students are required to do an intensive research of the selected individual artist given by the lecturers. The research involves understanding the artist’s background, philosophies and visions in art work, as well in looking in their several prominent works by understanding the characters and style adapted and material used. All the information gained will presented in Info Graphic board.

Designer’s Inspiration Studies Info Graphic

* It is important to able subtract several KEYWORDS out from your understanding of the designer’s works/philosophies in the earlier inspiration studies in a mind mapping method.


Presentation of info graphic in size one (1) A2 board (Portrait Format)

This is my first project for this semester ,yes,it’s my second semester already!

This project is about our exploration of Info Graphic. Info graphic is a fun way of putting our research into a graphic visual. It’s a interesting and not boring presentation way for us. We can put different shape and picture into our presentation so we can display the information more effectively.

The artist that i have been chosen to do research with is Nick Veasey. Then I need to put all the research into a mind map form so that i can easily to arrange all of my information into my info graphic more easily.

Nick Veasey is a British photographer who is born in London in 1962. He worked in a advertising and design industries and then he have been ask to x-ray a soda can for a tv show. From that time, he started to build his interest towards creating x-ray image.

I have use THREE keywords for the artist that i have been chosen to do research with. The three keywords are :

  1. CONTRAST (different in juxtaposition)
  2. MONOTONE (colour)
  3. TRANSLUCENT (material : x-ray film)
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It’s the mind map about NICK VEASEY.

This is my second mind map that i have done. I tried to gather more information and arrange them into a mind map form so can let me easily to differentiate them. Then, I felt this kind of info graphic a bit boring so I tried to improve my-self to do more better.

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This is my first draft for my info graphic. I tried to do it in a portrait mode and started to put in more image of the artist’s artwork and some of my own drawing. In this draft, I have many things that I can improve which are the composition and the information that I have. BTW, I creates my artist in a Lego form! COOL ohhh!


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My first draft for info graphic.

This is my second draft for my info graphic. For this draft, I have removed my Lego Nick Veasey (sad) and some images. I tried to arrange them into a more better composition but still not good yet. A better version is still working on.

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Final draft for my info graphic.


Final Outcome :

This is my Final outcome of my INFO GRAPHIC!

I have improved the composition of this info graphic by arrange them into many subtopic so it’s very easy to transfer all the information to the reader and put more images for easy understanding.


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IAD Assignment 3

Tutorial Sheet for model 5 and final model

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Panel Layout and close up of All Detail Drawing :

Transformation Process From model 1 to model 4 :

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Model 1 

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Model 2 

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Model 3 

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Model 4 

Floor Plan of My model :

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Section Plan and Elevation Plan :

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Oblique for My Final Model :

In this drawing, I have use 30 – 60 degree as my dimension for my oblique.

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Interior Perspective View from my model :

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Reference Picture 002 (Architecture Inspiration) :

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IAD Assignment 2

Transformation model 1 to model 4

Interaction between Animal and Human

The interaction that can be done between the human and the Aldabra tortoise are feeding,observation,exercising, and check-up. These 4 type of interaction is the most common physical interaction.

I have to pretend myself as the only worker as to care or to protect the inspiration animal when I’m doing this assignment.

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This is my base model ideation. I get all my inspiration from the animal that chose by me which Aldabra Tortoise. I need to produce idea to design a architecture according to the some specific criteria:

  • Formal organisation
  • Design language
  • Applying the 6 keywords
  • Properties of form
  • space consideration (1 person)

Base model ideation.


The reference picture which are related to my animal and architecture.

Transformation Process

Material all the transformation process :

  • MODEL 1 – Polystyrene foam
  • MODEL 2 – Polystyrene foam
  • MODEL 3 – Modelling card and board
  • MODEL 4 – Modelling card and board

Model 1 to model 2.


Model 2 to model 3.


Model 3 to model 4.

Tutorial Sheet 






Sunway Pyramid vs The Great Pyramid


This assignment focuses on investigating historical works to not just enrich student proficiency in architectural language, design and ideas but most importantly to develop and hone students’ historical and architectural criticism skills. Through the study of an existing building (from a list issued by the lecturers), students will be able to communicate and expand their own architectural vocabulary and develop design concepts. In a group of 7-8, students are required to conduct precedent study analysis on specific buildings via site visits and through on-line forum discussion, sketch analysis
journal, verbal and digital presentations. The precedent study analysis project should help clarify questions of “why” the case study is historically, culturally and architecturally inspired and “how” the design concepts derived from the past have influenced and/or been reflected in the case study, and by extension how these can be developed and expanded to be creatively and innovatively integrated into a prospective design project.

In developing students’ historical and architectural criticism skills the objectives of the project are:
1. To introduce basic architectural theory through a consideration of intentions, concepts,patterns, disciplines, architectural language and contextual relationships.
2. To creatively and innovatively develop and expand the design concept derived from the precedent study analysis.
Learning Outcome
1. To produce building analysis which document intentions, concepts, patterns, disciplines,architectural language and contextual relationships.
2. To produce graphical development, expansion and elaboration of intentions, concepts,
patterns, disciplines, architectural language and contextual relationships in developing
architectural critics’ skill.

A precedent study is an effective approach in learning architectural history as well as an essential research stage for any architectural design project. To be a good architect it is crucial that one thoroughly understands what came before a successful architectural creation. Precedent studies provide understanding of these contributing factors. The information learned from this process will give architects wisdom to create architecture that is at par or even better than what has come before.In addition, precedent studies might also reveal reasons for design failure, thus giving designers that understanding so as not to repeat the same mistakes.

The study of precedent requires students to gather architectural information, so that they truly appreciate the essence of the building; have in-depth understanding of the building systems at work, as well as recognize the series of important elements that realize design aspects of the building.
Each group is required to collectively address the questions below :
1. i. What is the main function of the building?
ii. What was the concept or philosophy of the architect or founder that makes the
building significant / meaningful?
2. i. What were the major influences of a historical era of architecture on the building?
ii. How does the context, building period and evolution makes the building significant
and meaningful?
3. i. What is the form or shape of the building?
ii. How does the form or shape of the building connect / contrast / derive from a
historical era of architecture
4. i. What were the materials and construction technology or method used?
ii. How do these materials and construction technology or methods compare / contrast
with the historical methods from the ‘influencing era’?

Group Mates: 

  1. Wong Jia Wen
  2. Melissa Ng Li Xiang
  3. Wong Cai Ying
  4. Goh Chong Yue
  5. Philbert Lowell
  6. Vincent Lim
  7. Liberty Woon Hui Tse
  8. Nayashaan Mohamed

Architecture Style given: Egyptian Architecture
Building given: Sunway Pyramid

The visit to Sunway Pyramid is quite fun as we gone through every detail on the architecture and all the decoration. We studied and keep observe again every detail in the architecture so we can increase our understanding towards this architecture and then compare it with the great pyramid.



My Parts of the Journal 

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My Impression Towards Sunway Pyramid 


Journal Link

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Assignment 8 – Design Project Integration

Introduction :
Presentation drawings are used to illustrate design concepts to a client. When
completing a set of presentation drawings the main focus is to ensure the drawings
highlight the key areas of the design and that the client can understand the
drawings presented. Any construction detail is eliminated to avoid confusion.
Develop an understanding of the basic composition in producing presentation
Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
CLO 3: Draw and compose two dimensional 2D & 3D orthographic drawings with
correct architectural drafting symbol & a working knowledge of manual drafting
Task 1: Orthographic drawing [15% test]
To show your understanding of orthographic drawing 2D and 3D, you are to



1. Plan
2. Sections
3. Elevations
4. Oblique
5. Perspective

Drawing scale and other requirements are as per your design project briefs.

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Draft of my plan to adjust the proportion.

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Final outcome of my plan.

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My front elevation X and section.

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My final oblique.

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Perspective 1.

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Perspective 2.

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Perspective 3.

Task 2: Presentation layout [5%]
Develop an understanding of the basic composition in producing presentation
Learning Outcome:
On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:
CLO 1: Communicate design idea & process using freehand sketching & rendering
techniques to signify elements of architectural sketches in expressing ideas.
Based from the previous orthographic drawings produced, you will need to
compose a presentation board for your final review. Composition is to be colour
rendered (monochrome).


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Finally, I have done my final assignment. Although the time when I doing this final project is a bit stressing me out but i still feel grateful and lucky that I got help from my friends and my lecturer. Thanks for anyone who helped me and HAPPY HOLIDAY.